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mr marbles

any areas of concern driving on the lake, around willow pt and down the sw side to the west, or is it pretty much drive where ever? thanx.

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Cold_blood

from what i've HEARD its good to drive but i would stay near the roads that have been established sorry i know its not much help but its a start

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Team Otter

Trucks all over.

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luckycrank

tough day for me butI drove all over 24+"

found a heck of a white bass bite!

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Team Otter

Pat,

Nick, a friend of his and I had tough sledding until this afternoon. Nick ran into a big-time school of pannies and we commenced to having a blast.

On a side note, I have to laugh every time I see the word "striper" used in place of white bass. Just for the record, there are no stripers in deez' parts.

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wanger29

Did a lot better than me! After the sun went away I think the bite was gone, where I was at anyways. Collectively we missed a couple & marked many. Got some nice windburn outta the deal.

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BK19

Pat,

Nick, a friend of his and I had tough sledding until this afternoon. Nick ran into a big-time school of pannies and we commenced to having a blast.

On a side note, I have to laugh every time I see the word "striper" used in place of white bass. Just for the record, there are no stripers in deez' parts.

man i knew i should have gone out there today i was going to but fell asleep man i could have fished with the pros frown

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pikerliker

marbles I was out there Thursday a.m. and the ice was 2ft. + everywhere I drilled. It was my first time on the lake so I was a bit nervous too until I started drilling. I saw you heading out this a.m. Otter. Was wondering how you did. Sounds like you had some fun. It was pretty slow for me on Thursday.

~piker

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luckycrank

I must have been every where but that spot! wish I would have known I would of swung by , I don't even know what everyone drives anymore. but thats ok I have been pound nice gills not far from home till last week when they quite went back today about 2:30 and they where on again!

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Team Otter

Pat, I'm really incognito now; ATV. Ha!

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88fan

man i knew i should have gone out there today i was going to but fell asleep man i could have fished with the pros frown

I was there but didn't see the pros. Lost a nice pike in the morning and found some gills in the afternoon to save the day.

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benbosh

where on the lake could i find some sunnys, crappies, or white bass. the white bass and sunnys mostly. only caught 1 white bass and that was when i was like 5 with my dad on madison i think it was. but if you want to share a spot i would appreciate it: [email protected]

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Team Otter

benbosh,

There are white bass along the western half of the north shore as well as in and around the area of the Cannon River inlet.

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benbosh

alright thanks, how deep about

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Team Otter

alright thanks, how deep about

22 - 28'

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harvey lee

Ones gotta love the Whities.

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riverrat56

luckycrank, I thought I saw your truck today, I almost said something to TO but I wasn't sure!

As stated before the ice is in great shape for driving and the snow cover is being knocked down with the warm weather.

When the sun is out think "shaded" areas of the lake, we found the most active fish to be under the deepest snow banks.

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IfIwasawalleye

Whole lot of nothing for us. Worked Crams, the E end, and the main basin "villages" with nothing to show for it. Out before sunrise and off the lake at 11 a.m. Family down from the cities and I thought at the very least I could fall back on the white bass bite. Nothing.

Saw a perm with a door ripped off though, any stories behind that?

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luckycrank

Also check the point directly north of the access in 25-27 fow

real close to the break line

I found they wanted to chase, ratheer than eat.

when they gang up on your jig with out eating it lift it about 2 feet and jiggle your bait real fast and they'll pound it. (assuming you have electronics).

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luckycrank

benbosh, do you have gps?

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benbosh

no i don't. wish i did but cant afford it (aka: still in high school with college this fall)

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riverrat56

Graduation money works wonders for putting a GPS in hand....Thats how I got mine laugh

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luckycrank

Oh well I was just going to share a couple coords with you !

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jhanks50

Luckycrank you can always toss those coords my way =)

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harvey lee

RR56 has plenty of good cords, correct Nick?

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